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Photograph: Timothy Norris

An immersive King Tut exhibit is bringing Ancient Egypt to NYC

You’ll come face-to-face with Ancient Egyptian gods, journey into King Tut’s tomb and join his quest for immortality.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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As NYC’s cultural scene revs up for the fall, another immersive experience promises to take the city by storm, and this time, it’s King Tut-themed.

Between October 28 and January 1, “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” will take over Pier 36 with a multi-gallery, multi-sensory exhibition that promises to “whisk” you away to Ancient Egypt. Inside the experience, you will discover King Tut’s story, from his time as a child Pharoah to the discovery of his tomb in 1922 and beyond with “cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery.”

You will also “meet” Ancient Egyptian gods like Ra and Anubis, take a trip into King Tut’s burial chamber, join his quest for immortality and relive the discovery of his tomb after 3,000 years. The exhibit opens in NYC just in time for the 100th anniversary of the tomb’s discovery.

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Beyond King Tut
Photograph: Timothy Norris
Beyond King Tut
Photograph: Timothy Norris
Beyond King Tut
Photograph: Timothy Norris

For sure, it won’t be the typical experience you might have at The Met with actual relics encased before you, but it will serve as a new and entertaining way to delve into the topic with glittering, golden oversized projections, such as the sarcophagus and a massive boat (if this sounds familiar, it’s from the same folks behind “Beyond Van Gogh” which is not to be confused with last year’s “Immersive Van Gogh” or “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.”

The show is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group in association with Immersive and the National Geographic Society.

“Beyond King Tut will be a must-see for anyone interested in Egypt and the history of King Tut,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming for the National Geographic Society. “New technologies are making it possible to fully immerse people like never before in important stories from our past, allowing us to develop connections and understand history’s influence on our present and future generations.”

Timed tickets to “Beyond King Tut,” which opens October 28 at Pier 36, must be bought in advance at beyondkingtut.com and start at $47 for adults and $34 for children ages 5-15 (including ticketing fees). VIP Tickets include a flexible entry time, merchandise and the award-winning “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb” VR companion experience voiced by lauded English actor Hugh Bonneville.

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